Letter: Flouride actually is dangerous
In response to Deborah Foote applauding the advantages of fluoride, my findings show that scientists from around the world have proven the effects of ingesting sodium fluoride (the waste product derived from superphosphate fertilizer industry) to be extremely harmful, even in minute amounts. Here listed are only a few of numerous sources of my information:
• Paul Connett, Ph.D., professor of chemistry can executive director of Fluoride Action Network
• Phyllis Mullenix, Ph.D., former head of toxicology at Forsyth Dental Center
• Dr. Phillipe Grandjean, Harvard Medical School of Public Health
• Dr. Phillip Landrigin, Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai
• Dr. J. Hirzy, senior U.S. EPA chemist
• “Neurobehavioral effects of developmental toxicity,” The Lancet
Of additional interest is the history of this chemical additive in the making of the A-bomb. The first lawsuits against the U.S. A-bomb program were not over radiation, but over fluoride damage.
Program F came about not because of any benefit to children’s teeth. There is evidence that adverse health effects from fluoride were censored by the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission, and Harold C. Hodge suggested trying to convince citizens of the usefulness of fluoride in tooth health. Program F grew out of litigation against the bomb program, and its main purpose was to furnish scientific ammunition which the government and its nuclear contractors could use to defeat lawsuits for human injury.
Program F’s director was Hodge, who had led the Manhattan Project investigation in the New Jersey fluoride pollution incident in 1944. A memo from that government project dated April 29, 1944, reports: “Clinical evidence suggests that uranium hexafluoride may have a rather marked central nervous system effect … It seems most likely that the F (code for fluoride) component rather than the T (code for uranium) is the causative factor.”
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